It's official! After months of speculation, Maroon 5 is confirmed to headline the 2019 Super Bowl, a source exclusively tells PEOPLE. It showed concert footage of the group and included scenes with rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, who will appear as special guests during the high-profile performance. Numerous acts have turned down the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick and other players who have knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice.
Typically one of the most fiercely sought gigs in music, the Super Bowl halftime show has this year been the subject of boycott and protest.
Travis Scott performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 23, 2017 in Las Vegas. In partnership with the league, Scott, 26, will make a $500,000 contribution to Dream Corps, a non-profit organization that champions social justice.
"I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in", Scott said. "I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change". Of course, Scott's also had a pretty unbelievable year in his personal life as well - he welcomed his first child, daughter Stormi, with girlfriend Kylie Jenner in February.
Maroon Five and Big Boi marked the occasion by sharing his excitement via Twitter. They will be joined by the Houston rapper and OutKast member, an Atlanta native. In addition, local artists like Ludacris and Lil Jon will feature prominently at the Bud Light shows held on the weekend of the game.
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